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Tensions ran high at a town hall meeting held by police chief Greg Suhr after a fatal officer involved shooting in SF's Bernal Heights neighborhood. (CBS)

Bay Area’s 3 Biggest Cities Report Homicide Rates Are Down So Far This Year

Homicide rates in the Bay Area’s three-biggest cities were down for the first half of 2014 compared to the same time period last year. San Francisco is reporting the largest decline.

07/02/2014

King City police cruiser. (CBS)

Monterey County Tow Company Owner Testifies He Conspired With Police Chief To Seize From Cars Unlicensed Latino Drivers

Prosecutors revealed details with devastating testimony from a witness Thursday on how a car-towing scheme that targeted mostly unlicensed Spanish-speaking drivers was allegedly masterminded by King City Police Sgt. Bobby Carrillo.

06/27/2014

Inmates at Chino State Prison

Concord Police Chief: Prison Realignment Linked To Increase In Crime

An East Bay police chief says he believes there is a connection between California’s prison realignment policy and an increase in crime in his city.

06/16/2014

San Francisco Police on the scene of an officer-involved shooting near Bernal Heights Park on the evening of March 21, 2014. (CBS)

Phil Matier: SFPD Holds Town Hall After Officers Kill Man In Bernal Heights Park

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr scheduled a town-hall meeting in the City’s Bernal Heights neighborhood Tuesday, following the fatal officer-involved shooting of a man in Bernal Heights Park last Friday.

03/25/2014

New Acting Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent (CBS)

Recruiting Firm’s Stance On Gay Employee Benefits Delays Oakland Police Chief Search

Oakland’s search for a new permanent police chief has been delayed a second time because the recruiting firm the city planned to hire was disqualified for denying equal benefits to gay employees.

03/13/2014

Police outside the scene of a home invasion robbery and shooting on the 4100 block of Laguna Ave. in Oakland, January 28, 2014.  (CBS)

Oakland Police Make Arrests In Home Invasion Robbery, Weekend Homicide

Oakland police announced on Monday that they made arrests in connection with a weekend homicide and a home invasion robbery last month in which a woman was shot and wounded.

02/10/2014

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East Palo Alto Police Appoint New Interim Chief

East Palo Alto officials have appointed Police Capt. Federico Rocha as the city’s new interim chief, following the announcement of the retirement of Police Chief Ron Davis.

11/04/2013

2 Sheriff’s Cruisers Damaged In High-Speed Chase, Crash In Berkeley

Two Contra Costa sheriff’s vehicles were damaged by fire near a freeway off-ramp at during a high-speed chase early Monday morning, in which the suspect’s vehicle was able to get away, authorities said.

06/17/2013

William J. "Bill" Bratton (Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Conde Nast)

Oakland Hires William Bratton As Police Consultant, Quan Hopeful

The Oakland City Council approved four crime-fighting measures early Wednesday morning, including a controversial measure to hire former New York and Los Angeles police chief William Bratton as a consultant to provide advice to the Oakland Police Department.

01/23/2013

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Oakland Hoping Reducing Drug Sales Will Curb Violence

Getting rid of open-air drug sales will reduce violence—particularly in Oakland, which recently hired a consultant known for adopting that tactic as New York City’s top cop, a University of California at Berkeley law professor said Monday.

01/08/2013

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